Category Archives: Commercial Arbitration

New Article in ABA Section of Intellectual Property’s Landslide Magazine

Just out in Landslide  Magazine:  “A Dozen Tips for Technology-Related Mediations and Arbitrations” by Harrie Samaras and David Allgeyer.   November/December 2018 Issue, page 16. In this issue, Harrie and I take up the dozen most important things to bear in mind when mediating or arbitrating technology-related disputes.   We explain the following tips in detail: … Continue reading New Article in ABA Section of Intellectual Property’s Landslide Magazine

ADR Program in Silicon Valley: Advanced Issues in Tech and Patent ADR

    Below is the text of an announcement for an ADR program I am very happy to be part of. For more information, please go to: https://www3.wipo.int/registration/en/form.jsp?organization=WIPO&registration_id=325&utm_source=All+SVAMC+Contacts&utm_campaign=bfd8038e6f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_20_04_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_934ca19b39-bfd8038e6f-514384661 Advanced Issues in Tech and Patent ADR: Mediating and Arbitrating Disputes Please join leading corporate counsel, tech litigators, representatives of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the … Continue reading ADR Program in Silicon Valley: Advanced Issues in Tech and Patent ADR

Webinar: Making Arbitration Work: Avoiding Pitfalls and Pratfalls

I am pleased to announce a new webinar I am honored to part of, along with AAA VP A. Kelly Turner and Arbitrator Felicia Boyd: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CENTRAL TIME) Making Arbitration Work: Avoiding Pitfalls and Pratfalls Litigation is often just too expensive to be a practical way to resolve … Continue reading Webinar: Making Arbitration Work: Avoiding Pitfalls and Pratfalls

Courts’ Review of Arbitration Awards: What It Means for You

Several years ago, I was giving a CLE presentation on confirming and attacking arbitration awards in court. With me was in-house counsel for a prominent local corporation. When I got to the part about overturning arbitration awards in court, he piped up and said something like, “This is going to go on for a while. … Continue reading Courts’ Review of Arbitration Awards: What It Means for You

Embracing International Arbitration: California Acts. Other States Should, Too.

As mentioned in an earlier article in this series 1, arbitration of cross-border disputes has many advantages. Surprisingly, foreign courts are more likely to enforce arbitration awards from another country than court judgments. This is because several international treaties provide for such enforcement. Apprehension about an unfamiliar court system may make arbitration more attractive to … Continue reading Embracing International Arbitration: California Acts. Other States Should, Too.

Webcast series from Minnesota CLE, August 16 and 17

Minnesota CLE will be presenting two webcasts I am honored to be part of. Here is how MN CLE describes them: Arbitration Advocacy Webcast Package In this package, learn top tips for arbitration advocacy in the commercial setting from two experienced arbitrators and ABA authors, David Allgeyer and Harrie Samaras. David and Harrie will focus … Continue reading Webcast series from Minnesota CLE, August 16 and 17

Subpoenaing Discovery Documents in Arbitration? Plan Ahead.

Fair disposition of a dispute often requires studying key documents to understand the facts and circumstances of the dispute. In litigation, you can use the rules to subpoena documents from non-parties before the trial, although the procedure can be somewhat complicated when the non-party is in a different jurisdiction. Then, you may have to get … Continue reading Subpoenaing Discovery Documents in Arbitration? Plan Ahead.

Arbitration Webcasts through ABA

We recently completed two nationwide webcasts sponsored by the American Bar Association’s IP Section and other sections. The webcasts were presented by two other ABA book authors, Harrie Samaras and David Newman, and me.   Here is link to the ABA site to get the programs and a deal on the books: https://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/Default.aspx?TabID=1538&productId=309689703 Here is … Continue reading Arbitration Webcasts through ABA

Courts to Lawyers: We Mean It. Stop Making Baseless Attacks on Commercial Arbitration Awards.

Arbitration is designed to be faster and less expensive than court. It can be both those things because the procedure is limited. The parties have contracted to have their dispute decided by a single arbitrator or panel of arbitrators and to abide by the decision. Unless they have contracted for an arbitral appeal, the post-hearing … Continue reading Courts to Lawyers: We Mean It. Stop Making Baseless Attacks on Commercial Arbitration Awards.

ABA Arbitration Webinar, part 2. Please join me!

Please join me for part two of this webinar announced by the ABA as follows: ABA-IPL Books Webinar Two-Part Series Your opportunity to hear from these distinguished IP attorneys and authors, as they bring alive selected topics from their new books: • Key strategies and practice tips for arbitrating commercial disputes, including patent and technology … Continue reading ABA Arbitration Webinar, part 2. Please join me!